Press Releases

  • 08.21.01

    ACLU Sues over Appellate Court Gag Rule

    Regulation Prohibits Judge from Naming Names in Written Opinions

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation filed suit today to contest a regulation adopted last year by the Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals. The regulation generally prohibits appellate judges from naming in written opinions the trial lawyers and trial judges involved in the cases they decide. The suit contends that this rule both Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 07.26.01

    ACLU Sues North Canton Schools over Website Expulsion

    Punishment for Off-Campus Speech a Clear Violation of Rights

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed suit in United States District Court in Cleveland earlier today, challenging on First Amendment grounds the suspension and expulsion of an eighth grade student at North Canton Middle School. Jonathon Coy, 15, together with several friends created an off campus web site dedicated to skateboarding and humor. Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 07.09.01

    ACLU Sues North Royalton over Curfew Ordinance

    Law Interferes with Parents' Rights to Raise Their Children

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation will file suit in United States District Court in Cleveland on the afternoon of July 10, 2001, challenging a North Royalton curfew ordinance which violates the fundamental right of parents to raise their children as they see fit without unwarranted interference from the government. The North Royalton Read more…

    General Civil Liberties
  • 05.24.01

    ACLU to Sue State Liquor Control Commission over Five Keg Law

    Questionnaire Violates Privacy Rights, Federal Case Alleges

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation will bring suit against the Ohio Liquor Control Commission on Friday, May 25, 2001, alleging that new restrictions on the sale of beer violate the constitutional rights of Ohioans. The suit will be filed in United States District Court in Columbus. ACLU of Ohio Legal Director Raymond Read more…

    Privacy
  • 05.14.01

    ACLU Will Sue Crestville Schools over Religious Instruction

    Van Wert County District Includes Christian Instruction in Coursework

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation will file suit against the Crestview School District, in Van Wert County, on Tuesday, May 15, 2001. The suit, which will be filed in United States District Court in Toledo, alleges that the District has violated the constitutional separation of church and state by including religious material Read more…

    Religious Liberty
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